February 23, 2008

Realities of corporate financing in any presidential election

Updated Mar. 9, 2008     Obama Reference Set

The realities of corporate financing in any presidential election: (updated August, 2008)

The Bigger Donors - NYT. "Behind those larger donations is a phalanx of more than 500 Obama 'bundlers,' fund-raisers who have each collected contributions totaling $50,000 or more. Many of the bundlers come from industries with critical interests in Washington. Nearly three dozen of the bundlers have raised more than $500,000 each, including more than a half-dozen who have passed the $1 million mark and one or two who have exceeded $2 million, according to interviews with fund-raisers."  Aug. 5, 2008

Obama gives Hope to corporations - Truthdig, Apr 28, 2008

Barack Obama Inc.:  The birth of a Washington machine - (Harpers, Oct 26, 2006 issue)

Obama Campaign press release - response to Harper's article - Oct. 23, 2006

A Bit More on Barack - Harper's added detail for Obama campaign - Oct. 26, 2006.  This includes Obama's explanation that "We can do better than burdening businesses with cases of class-action abuse."

Obama and Exelon bill - New York Times, Feb 3, 2008 - a bill which Obama-donor Exelon and Republicans weakened to allow NO regulatory oversight by state or local authorities -- that oversight having been the purpose of the bill.

Strangely, on the campaign trail Obama told an Iowa audience in December '07 that it was "the only nuclear legislation that I’ve passed ... I just did that last year."   The problem?  The bill never passed.  The defanged version was reintroduced in October '07.

Obama, Exelon and their consultant David Axelrod - an intro and report with links to full articles.

Lobbyist support to campaign     Various sources detailed - 4/29/08

Corporate contributions to campaign sorted by:

      Sector, Top Industries, Top Contributors (company bundling).

Articles (biographical, topical, etc.)



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